A new Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible playground in Sedalia is receiving accolades from residents within the city and the surrounding area.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to director of parks and recreation Mark Hewett:

Mark Hewett

“A resident came in and mentioned that she has two children with special needs and she wanted them to be able to play on the same playground with her third child,”said Hewet,”At that time, we did not have a totally accessible playground.  We decided to get Jason Kendall involved because he helps the school district with their special needs kids.  So, it was a process that just developed over time.”

Among the features on the $240,000 play area are climbing equipment, slides, and a wheelchair swing.  According to Hewett, it is the only playground of this type within a 50 mile radius.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for the facility on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.